Following the release of his Glassnote Records debut album JOY OF NOTHING (out August 26th) Foy Vance will embark on an extensive UK headline tour this November. The dates form the UK leg of the JOY OF NOTHING World Tour, which also takes in the US & Europe, and will include a London headline show at KOKO, Foy's biggest headline show to date.
Before The Tour Begins, Foy Will Be Launching Joy Of Nothing With An In-Store Show At Rough Trade East, 7pm On Thursday 29th August.
Recorded in Donegal, Ireland and produced by Irish producer/musician/engineer Michael Keeney, JOY OF NOTHING includes 10 original songs written and performed by Foy Vance and includes very special guest appearances by Ed Sheeran (on 'Guiding Light') and Bonnie Raitt (on 'You And I'). JOY OF NOTHING is an evolving journey, a constant search for artistic expression captured in the moment, operating well away from industry standards. You'll hear echoes of Otis Redding, Richie Havens, Tom Waits and Van Morrison in Foy's music, legends he's already being compared to and definite influences.
Originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, Foy has spent a considerable amount of time on the road, touring with Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol (Foy also sang backing vocals on 'Fallen Empires' in 2011) and Ed Sheeran, who he supported on his recent US tour. Foy also scored Oscar-winning short-film 'The Shore' with David Holmes, who collaborated with Vance on his 2012 'Melrose EP'. Foy recently supportedBonnie Raitt on her UK tour, and this summer will appear at Festivals in UK, Europe and the US, including T In The Park, Truck Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco, Squamish in British Columbia, CA and Lyons Folk Festival in Colorado.
JOY OF NOTHING TOUR, UK & EIRE HEADLINE DATES:
18TH NOV Cardiff, Club Ifor Bach
19TH NOV Norwich, Arts Centre
21ST NOV Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
22ND NOV Liverpool, Epstein Theatre
23RD NOV Manchester, Gorilla
24TH NOV Nottingham, Bodega
27TH NOV Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
28TH NOV London, Koko
29TH NOV Sheffield, Leadmill
30TH NOV Dundee, Non Zero's
3RD DEC Stirling, Tollbooth
4th DEC Edinburgh, Electric Circus
6th DEC Galway, Roisin Dubh
7TH DEC Dublin, Whelans
8TH DEC Derry, Sandinos
8TH DEC Belfast, Limelight
Foy Vance's remaining UK & Irish Festival dates:
19TH JULY Truck Festival, Oxford
26TH JULY Kendal Calling, Cumbria
3RD AUGUST Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland
15TH AUGUST Tennent's Vital 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland
14TH SEPT Southsea Festival, Portsmouth